LESSER KNOWN ACTORS - KANAZAWA
   
Kanazawa Heigor˘  
Kanazawa Heigor˘  In Japanese
 

Dates of birth and death unknown. He was a disciple of Kanazawa Heiroku, who gave him the name of Kanazawa Heigor˘. He was recorded for the first time in the 11th lunar month of 1722, when he performed at the Ichimuraza in the kaomise drama "Hinazuru Katoku Soga". He was recorded for the last time in the 1st lunar month of 1723, when he performed in the same theater in the new year sogamono "Manazuru Kaz˘ Soga". Heigor˘'s rank in the Edo 1723 hy˘banki [2], d˘kegata section, was naka-no-j˘-j˘ (superior - superior in the middle class). No record afterwards.

The name of Kanazawa Heigor˘ in the 1723 Edo hy˘banki (the zone within the red box)

Kanazawa Heiroku  
Kanazawa Heiroku  In Japanese | Nanboku Heiroku  In Japanese | Kanazawa Heiroku  In Japanese
 

Date of birth unknown. Disciple of Kanazawa Goheiji, he received the name of Kanazawa Heiroku. He was recorded for the first time in the 1st lunar month of 1701, when he performed as a d˘kegata at the Nakamuraza in the new year drama "Keisei ďsh˘kun". He performed for a few months under the name of Nanboku Heiroku in 1710 but he took back the name of Kanazawa Heiroku in the 11th lunar month of 1710 at the Yamamuraza, when he performed in the kaomise drama "Jinriki Teika Azuma Asobi", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the Kamigata actor Arashi Kiyosabur˘ I. He appeared on stage for the last time in the 1st lunar month of 1721, in Edo at the Moritaza, where he performed in the new year sogamono "Nigiwai Suehiro Soga". He died the 23rd day of the 8th lunar month of 1721 [1]. Heiroku's rank in the Edo 1721 hy˘banki [3], d˘kegata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent) [visual]. No record afterwards. He was the master of Kanazawa Heigor˘.

There will be in the future to come a full page dedicated to Segawa Kamesabur˘ in kabuki21.com.

Takamura Matashir˘ (top/left), Kanazawa Heiroku (top/right), Tamazawa Rin'ya (bottom/left) and Ichikawa Monnosuke I (bottom/right) playing the roles of Ebimodayű, Mitsut˘, Kamo no Jir˘ and Masaki in the kaomise drama "Zenkunen Yoroi Kurabe", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1718 at the Moritaza

 

Notes

[1] The 23rd day of the 8th lunar month of the 6th year of the Ky˘h˘ era was the 13th of October 1721 in the western calendar.

[2] Same rank in the two 1723 hy˘banki, the one published in the 1st lunar month and the one in the 3rd lunar month.

[3] Same rank in the two 1721 hy˘banki, the one published in the 1st lunar month and the one in the 3rd lunar month. He shared the same rank with Takamura Matashir˘.

 
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